To provide a community for individuals with mental illness that promotes self-worth and growth through meaningful work and social interactions.
Create a safe-place for those living with mental health issues so that they can focus on their strengths and create possibilities for themselves and their future.
About the San Angelo Clubhouse
Located on the banks for the Concho River near downtown, the San Angelo Clubhouse is a safe place for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness to work and have social interactions and development meaningful relationships.
State and Local Support
The San Angelo Clubhouse is currently a program of MHMR Services of the Concho Valley with a five-year plan to become its own non-profit organization. It is a member of the growing list of other clubhouses in the state of Texas and therefore a member of Clubhouse Texas. Our clubhouse receives a majority of it’s support from the State of Texas Health and Human Services agency as well as significant support from Methodist Healthcare Ministries.
San Angelo Clubhouse is a part of the international community known as Clubhouse International. More than sixty years ago, long before community mental health treatment was even conceived of, a group of people who had been discharged from Rockland State Hospital in New York began meeting together on the street corners of Manhattan and the local library. They came to discover that the support they were offering each other was essential to their well-being and their recovery from mental illness.
In 1948, these pioneers were able to obtain a grant to purchase a building known as Fountain House. This community created by members helped them to develop and maintain their self-respect and identities, as well as create meaningful relationships. Today, there are over 300 Clubhouses in 30 countries around the world.
What We Do
Clubhouse approach is tailored towards volunteer opportunities for members to live, work, and learn while also contributing their talents through a community of mutual support. The clubhouse functions mirror an ordinary work day, where different teams perform tasks necessary to keep the organization running on a day-to-day basis. Member spend their day working, interacting with other members instead of isolating.
Independence - Every member has unique talents and strengths. Clubhouse is designed to help its members utilize these talents and possibly discover new ones. Meaningful employment is an integral part of the recovery process for adults living with mental illness. Through the empowerment of work, members are able to:
- Gain valuable work experience
- Build confidence and self-esteem
- Establish references and contacts
The San Angelo Clubhouse is a place where people can build supportive relationships without experiencing rejection or judgement. In addition to the socialization that accompanies the day-to-day activities at the Clubhouse, our members are invited to attend social outings where they can continue to build relationships outside of the Clubhouse.
Health and Wellness
Physical health has an impact on mental wellness. Research has shown that physically active people have a higher positive self-concept, more self-esteem and more positive “moods” and “affects.” More active people also seem to have a higher perceived ability to perform activities of daily living, physical well-being and other measures related to quality of life. The San Angelo Clubhouse supports physical health and wellness by serving nutritious meals, providing a space for physical exercise, and holding weekly wellness workshops.